I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] (John 16:33, AMP).
Maybe, at this moment in time you’re enduring a difficult season. It feels like the worst time ever. You see no way out of what you consider an impossible situation. You have asked yourself; “How did it come to this?” You’ve tried solving it on your own, but it merely made matters worse. You say you have faith but find it hard to trust Him. You feel justified in your lack of faith and in taking matters into your hands, rationalizing that He’s not supposed to permit such hard times to occur. Or at least this is how you excuse your actions about these distressing times.
Beloved, the Lord knew about it before it developed. He said you’re going to face trials and times of unrelenting sufferings. And He has already overcome it. It’s when you release control of it and surrender to God, a miracle happens.
It’s time to exit the revolving door of despair, complaining, and sorrow. Take your eyes off the problem and believe the Lord for the solution. Turn to God and prepare for your victory through praying, fasting, thanksgiving, and worship. Time with God will strengthen and grant you incomprehensible peace through His Word. He is the great I Am, and He wears the Victor Crown. He’s Jehovah Sabaoth, your defender, and mighty warrior. The enemy will never defeat Him for no one equals to Him. God has conquered the situation, so be courageous. Be of good cheer because the Almighty is fighting for you. You are victorious and take delight in knowing Jesus has overcome the world.
Father, I am triumphant. Amen